Akhil Kushlani fourth overall, second rookie in Sentul race one – July 21 07
Date posted on July 21, 2007 · Published by Mark Goddard
Eurasia Motorsport’s Kushlani finished fourth in the first race of the Sentul race weekend after a storming drive from a lowly starting position. His team mate, Kyle Mitchell, was out of the race on the first lap after Jazeman Jaafar crashed into the back of him at turn six.
Zahir Ali took a lights to flag win but behind him it was all action with Mitchell and Jazeman out on the spot after Jazeman misjudged his braking and ran into Mitchell’s car almost tipping the South African into a roll. Meanwhile Kushlani and David Zhu were having a fraught battle for fourth place which saw Zhu at one point attempt to push Akhil into the pit wall. “The most dangerous driving I have seen for many years” commented team manager, Martin Quick. The stewards agreed and Zhu was disqualified along with Dennis Vollmar who had pulled a similar stunt on another unfortunate competitor.
The second race of the weekend, round ten of the series is later today. Mitchell will be starting from the back so will have his work cut out whilst Kushlani is full of confidence as he will start from the second row. The race director has given all the drivers a dressing down so hopefully we have seen the last of the dangerous driving in the series.